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14 Feb 2016 16:02 #1 by Alan
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Far better than the football

Red tarn from low spying how bottled striding edge due to the wind :lol:

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14 Feb 2016 16:39 #2 by chopper
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I get 2 for the price of 1.

I get to enjoy football and look at a picture

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14 Feb 2016 17:19 #3 by markredfox73
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You made the sensible choice leaving striding edge alone... very dangerous at this time of year...done it once and i was shitting myself garn across it

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14 Feb 2016 17:22 #4 by High Street
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Anyone done Sharp Edge?

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14 Feb 2016 17:29 #5 by Alan
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markredfox73 wrote: You made the sensible choice leaving striding edge alone... very dangerous at this time of year...done it once and i was shitting myself garn across it

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Agree mark didn't feel comfortable trying it despite lots of others taking the plunge can handle the snow/ice but when combined with a gusty wind it can be a recipe for disaster .
Thinking of inviting john ,steve, andrew and norman next time a venture out i'll even supply them with flat soled shoes to make sure they never come back .
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14 Feb 2016 17:56 #6 by markredfox73
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High Street wrote: Anyone done Sharp Edge?

Not done that...think its a bit too scary looking at.it:)....halls Fell ridge is a less daunting walk up Blencathra.

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14 Feb 2016 19:20 - 14 Feb 2016 19:23 #7 by Kangshung
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High Street wrote: Anyone done Sharp Edge?


Much shorter than Striding Edge. Also narrower in places, and the Skiddaw Slate which Blencathra is composed of is very slippery when wet.

The final pull up onto Foule Crag is much steeper than the exit from Striding Edge onto the Helvellyn summit plateau.

Over quickly but a wee bit more intense than Striding Edge. Best done before a descent of Halls Fell ridge which descends pretty much directly from the trig point.

Crampons and ice axes a must in winter conditions.
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14 Feb 2016 19:21 #8 by Dancingbear
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Alan wrote: Far better than the football

Red tarn from low spying how bottled striding edge due to the wind :lol:



Have a bit of this when you get back down mate

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There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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14 Feb 2016 19:24 #9 by Westblue2
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Yes a few times but not on this weather. Also Striding Edge a few times. Once met a woman sitting in the middle who said she suffered from vertigo!

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28 Feb 2016 18:18 #10 by Alan
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Another brilliant day to be out and about put in 11 mile today glenridding to lantys tarn then up the grisdale valley to the tarn there ran up to the dolly waggon pike summit :lol: took a couple of more summits in before getting to helvellyn trigg point decended by lower man and whiteside via greenside mine B)







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29 Feb 2016 15:09 #11 by Wukkie
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I miss the fells even though it's fooked one of my knees. It aches like hell after a bit but not as much as my ears do with the moaning of MRF. :-D

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06 Mar 2016 21:00 - 06 Mar 2016 21:22 #12 by Alan
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Too good a day to be sat indoors so did sticks pass via raise B)

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06 Mar 2016 21:05 #13 by lbtufty
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That's definitely a film still of planet Hoth taken from 'Empire Strikes Back', I recognise the vista.

"If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."
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07 Mar 2016 18:15 #14 by Alan
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Can i just mention MRF's Helvellyn video on youtube is class well done lad B)
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07 Mar 2016 18:19 #15 by markredfox73
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Haha well always liked my commentary jobs out walking :)

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07 Mar 2016 18:31 #16 by Alan
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markredfox73 wrote: Haha well always liked my commentary jobs out walking :)

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I enjoyed it mate informative and very realistic your genuinley shitting yourself but you did it your dog seemed to breeze through it depite its strange appetite :lol:

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07 Mar 2016 18:33 #17 by High Street
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I took a video last time l was up Great Calva. All you can hear is '[censored] off you wooly [censored]'at some stubborn sheep in my road. Hate them.

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13 Mar 2016 20:21 #18 by Alan
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Picnic weather today piri piri chicken sarnies belvita nut crunches and a bottle of lucozade sport (thanks to hills garage carleton ) photo shows St sunday cragg enjoying a bit of warm sunshine B)


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13 Mar 2016 20:49 #19 by Mush
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Did you get your lucozade free from the garage or summit?
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13 Mar 2016 21:12 #20 by cousinscotty
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Nice pictures, Alan. What camera do you use/lug up there?

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13 Mar 2016 21:24 #21 by Alan
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Sony z2 tablet mate which i also use for outdoors app o/s mapping .
The camera doesn't do the scenery justice tbh need a bit of quality camera wise if someone can recommend one
This is a frozen red tarn today

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13 Mar 2016 21:30 #22 by cousinscotty
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You do well to hold a tablet steady enough. For taking fell walking, I suggest a small camera would be better than a DSLR - especially because of the size of the lenses. Almost as good - and much better than a point-and-shoot - is a micro four thirds camera. These are made by Panasonic and Olympus and their lenses are interchangeable. They're not cheap but, depending on which lens you use, they are pocketable.
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13 Mar 2016 22:14 #23 by markredfox73
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My fuji bridge camera takes great shots including the odd panoramic 3 shot job but it needs a steady hand for accurate finish. Got a framed panoramic from Loughrigg fell a few years ago.

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20 Mar 2016 19:46 - 20 Mar 2016 20:16 #24 by Alan
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Last day using glenridding as a start off point for a while today moving off to quieter areas
Took in today
Birks
St sunday cragg
Cofa pike
Fair field
Seat sandal

Weather was fantastic again and this capped what i think is my favourite walk so far (nice climb/scramble up cofa pike too)

Dollywagon looked quite splendid on the other side of grisdale tarn

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20 Mar 2016 20:19 #25 by Mush
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No lucozade from Hills garage today Alan?
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20 Mar 2016 20:49 #26 by Alan
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Mush wrote: No lucozade from Hills garage today Alan?

Water today mate and loads of it bbq chicken was the special so grabbed one of them and a rijo coffee for a bit of a lift

Was gonna say latte :sick:
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20 Mar 2016 21:57 #27 by cousinscotty
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I'm going to be a bit thick here - but how do we post pictures on this board?

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25 Mar 2016 19:27 #28 by Alan
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High Street wrote: Anyone done Sharp Edge?


Did it this morning started at threlkeld and went up blecathra by halls fell which is an excellent climb on its own walked back down to scales tarn and with the help of someone who'd crossed sharp edge before i completed it (kept as high as poss on ridge too) tbh with it being dry rock it was only terrifying but i really enjoyed it and would deffo do it again as long as it not wet as the rock is really smooth and would become lethal.
No pics today as i kept camera in bag the less distractions the better ;) B)

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25 Mar 2016 19:43 #29 by markredfox73
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Brave man doing sharp edge... dont blame you for leaving the camera.. i bet you were bricking it.. but good on yer marra for doing it. Halls fell ridge its a good one to climb up to the summit..plenty of variation in it

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25 Mar 2016 19:58 #30 by Alan
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markredfox73 wrote: Brave man doing sharp edge... dont blame you for leaving the camera.. i bet you were bricking it.. but good on yer marra for doing it. Halls fell ridge its a good one to climb up to the summit..plenty of variation in it

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Wouldnt have done it on my todd mate when looked at it from scales tarn it looked impossible going across there were a couple of times where you do step out over the edge a bit whilst holding on with two hands :ohmy: as for bricking it more nervous but as ive said very enjoyable halls fell was class bit of everything and a rapid climb to summit for a change .

May get camera out next time round

Looking forward to your sharp edge video mark its inevitable B)

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25 Mar 2016 20:14 #31 by markredfox73
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Got one from snowdon ive not uploaded to you tube yet ;-)

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25 Mar 2016 20:31 #32 by howoldboy
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markredfox73 wrote: Got one from snowdon ive not uploaded to you tube yet ;-)

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We knew you mixed in "high" circles Mark, but Lord Snowdon?

No wonder your pictures are good.

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25 Mar 2016 20:34 #33 by ParcelPete
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He did Mount Snowden :ohmy:

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25 Mar 2016 20:47 #34 by markredfox73
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No but lisa snowden i would like to mount ;-)

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10 Apr 2016 17:03 - 10 Apr 2016 17:36 #35 by Alan
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The lure of helvellyn and fresh snow got the better of me today ice axe and crampons were needed for a climb up via swirral edge B)



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10 Apr 2016 17:59 #36 by markredfox73
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You mad bugger int snow marra!!

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12 Apr 2016 14:43 #37 by Wukkie
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You must have a screw loose attempting that in this weather. Ice axe&crampons should give you a clue.
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12 Apr 2016 14:47 #38 by lbtufty
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There’s nothing worse than getting a severe attack of the crampons whilst on the fells.

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12 Apr 2016 14:59 #39 by markredfox73
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Never stopped me having a dump out in the fells :-)

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12 Apr 2016 16:20 #40 by Wukkie
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Hahaha never let anyone tell you it's only Bears that shit in the woods. :-D

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12 Apr 2016 19:33 - 12 Apr 2016 19:33 #41 by Alan
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Wukkie wrote: You must have a screw loose attempting that in this weather. Ice axe&crampons should give you a clue.


Need the buzz mate cant get it at football anymore the confiscation of plastic bottle tops off your drink was the final straw for me the busy bodies have well and truely ruined it :lol:
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12 Apr 2016 19:49 #42 by Laffy
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Nice day flying down Sa Colbra today-not quite Striding Edge but still hair raising

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12 Apr 2016 19:50 #43 by Laffy
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Meant Sa Colobra-Mallorca

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12 Apr 2016 20:15 #44 by markredfox73
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On the bike Laffy??

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12 Apr 2016 20:16 #45 by Alan
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Laffy wrote: Nice day flying down Sa Colbra today-not quite Striding Edge but still hair raising


Never mind going abroad galivanting

"get behind cumbria you c**t"

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12 Apr 2016 20:20 #46 by Laffy
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Of course-a tad busy on way down and hot

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12 Apr 2016 20:46 #47 by Laffy
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Drinking San Miguel in Champions Bar in Alcudia watching the match-a long way from BP and tender processes!

I'm tekaxed

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12 Apr 2016 20:46 #48 by Laffy
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Relaxed!

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12 Apr 2016 21:35 #49 by NORTHERNSOUL
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And pissed by the sounds of it lol

Give me the South Eastern corner of the island any day but that little train to Soller is a great day out.

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12 Apr 2016 22:26 #50 by Westblue2
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Indeed it is. If a little rickety B)

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